BELLATOR 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz will be broadcast today, Friday, July 16 on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, while preliminary bouts will stream on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel, and on Pluto TV beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
The card is headlined by a thrilling BELLATOR Flyweight World Championship matchup, as undefeated Juliana Velasquez (11-0) defends her prestigious MMA belt against No. 3 ranked Denise “Miss Dynamite” Kielholtz (6-2). Kielholtz, who currently holds BELLATOR Kickboxing’s Flyweight World Title will have the opportunity to make history with a victory by becoming the first fighter to hold both BELLATOR MMA and BELLATOR Kickboxing world championships simultaneously.
A main card contest scheduled for this Friday’s BELLATOR MMA 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz event between Linton Vassell (20-8, 1 NC) and Marcelo Golm (8-3) has been cancelled due to injury. As a result, a bantamweight fight between Team Pitbull Brothers-product Matheus Mattos (12-2-1) and Cee Jay Hamilton (15-8) has been promoted to the main card.
You can watch those preliminary bouts above.
Bellator 262 results below:
Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Juliana Velasquez defeated Denise Kielholtz via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) – to defend women’s flyweight title
Tyrell Fortune defeated Matt Mitrione via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 1:45
Matheus Mattos defeated Cee Jay Hamilton via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:33
Arlene Blencowe defeated Dayana Silva via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:00
Johnny Eblen defeated Travis Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Preliminary Card (MyMMANews.com (stream above), 6:30 p.m. ET)
Said Sowma defeated Ronny Markes via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:09
Cody Law defeated Theodore Macuka via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:54
Diana Avsaragova defeated Gabriella Gulfin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Adil Benjilany defeated Johnny Soto via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Charlie Campbell defeated Nick Giulietti via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:30
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